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of sequencing, the critical question is the house, and john boehner twice in the last few weeks has had to bring a bill to the floor that a majority of house republicans oppose. that doesn't happen very often. likely on immigration, you can get 60 votes for comprehensive reform, probably puts bainer in t the same position. there are only so many times you can do that and remain speaker. the important sequencing has begun with the sandy and fiscal cliff votes. >> we'll stick with the metaphor. warming in cooperation or chilly confrontation? >> the incentives nationally for republicans are to do something about immigration. but if you are -- your average house member up there, you just won your district. probably did not support barack obama, and frankly your incentives are not aligned with the national party. you don't care about whether chrissis chriss christie or marco rubio gets support. pundits and grassroots and a lot of members will decide the issue in the house of representatives. >> big challenges for the president and internally. ahead on "starting point," we've heard about the second te
think we'd want to look at the language on that. john boehner's tone and his body language and everything i heard him say at the retreat in williamsburg, he and our leadership team was all about how we pull our conference together and work together. i don't think you'll see another bill come to the floor that's got that large a number of democrat votes we've seen in the past. i think it's going to be a republican agenda that he drives, and i think it's about unifying our conference. >> what about gun control? >> that's another situation that's rolling out in front of us. both of these issues, immigration and gun control, one of them, the immigration, was launched the morning after the election, before they actually analyzed the election polls. i think some republicans overreacted. gun control, the same thing. those people that wanted to confiscate guns, the anti-second amendment people took an opportunity as soon as the sandy hook tragedy took place. both of these things will be stretched out over time and come together. that's the only thing that should get to the presiden
to all house republicans and said your fight is not with john boehner, your fight is with james madison. he wrote this system this is the government we have. if you believe in the constitution, we have division of power. tough work within that to get an agreement. >> so, then frame that for me as words in a speech tomorrow that the president's delivering. he has to say -- >> the speech tomorrow should be the big picture above it all, should not be specific policies. save it for the state of the union that is a more plebeian speech. the power of the inaugural speech, what you want to in your president. >> ari fleisher, nice to have you this afternoon. >> great to be here. >> so great to be here with you, of course, i'm john berman. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for joining us this special coverage of president obama's inauguration. >> of course, i'm soledad o'brien. our special coverage continues all afternoon. don lemon's going to be up next with more from here in washington, d.c. ♪ [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport
. but you're right. they have as john boehner likes to say, they have just this -- they have the house. one half of one-third of what controls washington. so boehner is a national leader. you have mitch mcconnell, minority leader in the senate. but they don't have the platforms that the president of the united states has. on the other hand, they do control the house of representatives. and if -- a fiscal resolution to some of the fiscal issues. >> they don't agree on any of those issues, though. >> not at all. so what's -- how does he move his agenda through this congress, right? when republicans control the house? the only model we have so far is what happened with the fiscal cliff. negotiate a deal on the senate between republicans, democrats and the white house, and then force it through the house of representatives by basically putting republicans' backs to the wall and making them pass it either at the last minute, because there is a deadline approaching or because they'll be so embarrassed if they don't pass it. and that's not a great legislative strategy for every issue. but the issu
john boehner claims that president obama's second term focus is to, quote, annihilate the republican party. >> we're expecting to hear over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. >> boehner said he and other house republicans charted out a short-term strategy last week but the party needs to begin a broader discussion about upcoming key policy debates. >>> so she knocked off serena williams earlier this week but this morning 19-year-old american tennis phenom sloan stephens is out of the australian open. victoria azarenka beat her in straight sets. stephens had to sit and wait again during a medical time-out. azarenka asked for it after she botched five game points. bottom line, azarenka goes on, sloan stephens does not. >>> now to wales and soccer. so it looks like a cheap shot on the ball boy here. check it out. was the ball boy there actually being a ball hog or is this just a big misunderstanding? what was going on here, you make the call. a replay showed that chelsea's eden hazard kicking the teenager after t
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